All Pro Football 2K8 Legends League - 3rd Try's a Charm?!

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So this is the first unofficial effort to get a league going for All Pro Football 2k8. I love the game, I'm having fun playing with pubbies and Goodjers, but I'd love to play a league with stats and all that good stuff. See if my backfield of OJ and Christian Okoye can rumble for 2,000 yards...

So who else is up for it? From the other thread this is who I have who expressed interest. I'm happy to set it up, admin, etc. I just want confirmation of who I should invite when I set it up.

Anyway, here is who I have. Did I miss anyone?

Donan
DSGamer
ruthlessmuffin
Prederick
firesloth
Slumberland
baggachipz
Grumpicus - Maybe
Bean
Gumbie
Jayhawker
Thin_J
frankiemumbles
Rabbit

Also, I'm a very democratic admin. If people have a preference on quarter length I'd be glad to hear it. I'd also entertain calls for a better league name.

No Legion?

I'm in. The idea that I might be able to make it through without someone running me over for 600 yards on the ground is incredibly appealing.

Please count me in. Online play is actually even more fun than the offline portion. Just had another great game, that was much closer than the 17-0 score I was beat by. I gave up a 90 yard TD pass with :02 left in the first half to go down 10-0. Then gave up a long TD run by OJ Simp[son in the fourth quarter. But we were really duking it out, and I came close a few times, once missing a chipshot FG that wuld have tied the game.

As I started to shut down OJ, my opponent went to the air where he met my secret weapon, Ronnie Lott. After two INTs, he went back to the run. Unfortunately, Kosar was just awful for me, and I could never get Novacheck or John Taylor going. Okoye is a great HB to use, but having to run him up the gut so much makes him pretty easy to defend if you rely on him too much.

I love seeing how other teams have set up their rosters, and they try to find the weaknesses in it. great stuff. Bring on the league play!

Should we discuss parameters?

My votes:
*One game a week?

*6 min quarters (5 seems to go so quickly)
*All-Pro difficulty (could be legend...but I'll suck.)
*Normal speed

*Start date...?
*Players: 16 would be great...can we get that?

Other things to specify? It sounds like we're not going to worry if there is any overlap between teams...I just worry that everyone is gonna' run with Okoye! Doesn't really matter, since my running game has gone in the crapper lately.

Can I get in the league

#1 - This is GWJ. Anyone who wants in the league can get in, unless we fly past the max number allowed. So you're good, frankie.

#2 - I agree with you for the most part, firesloth. With the caveat that I don't want to necessarily wait for 16 people. 6 minute quarters at normal speed sounds good. 1 game a week is probably the sensible thing to do, although I imagine we could pull off more than one. And I'm not terribly worried about overlap. We all have individual tastes.

Suggestions, if I may: In years past the turnout and player participation for football was the best. We did quite well with 7 day weeks - almost everyone got their games played, and some weeks the comish was able to roll forward early.

Hopefully I can get into your 2nd league when my box gets back.

The only deal breaker for games that I'm seeing in the forums is Earl Campbell. He seem's unstoppable. But if someone has him, we can just see who ends up getting scored on the least:>)

We can also perhaps not lock the door once the season starts, so if someone comes in a game or two late. If folks are agreeable, they could catch up.

I looked over a League in progress and all sorts of cool stats and stuff. Should be lot's of fun!

I'm probably way(!) ahead of myself and will have a hard time just playing this Season, but if we get thru this in a timely fashion and are still interested, it might be cool to play a season with just created players. That would get away from the 'Legend' killers altogether. But of course take a bit more work for everyone. (and I'm not even sure if it really would work well anyway. But I do see Leagus being formed this way in the 2K and XBL forums). I just enjoy the game play and would like more of a level field and avoid the 'Legend Killers'. Just some premature thoughts (WAY premature:>)

Obtw, everyone make sure you XBL gamertag is up-to-date in your profile if not in your sig here, so it will be easy for DS' to get the name for the invite (or just note it here: Mines DonanGWJ)

Note: I suck at the running game. Can I have Earl Campbell?

I'm telling you, Earl Campbell can be stopped. Asign a defensive player to him and you can contain him. I haven't yet found a player that can't be stopped.

DSGamer wrote:
#1 - This is GWJ. Anyone who wants in the league can get in, unless we fly past the max number allowed. So you're good, frankie.

If the options are the same as 2k5, you had to choose a multiple of four. I'm in if I'm not bumping anyone off the list.

I'll tally the numbers tonight. I will try setting up the league/sending out the invites tonight. Unless my purchase of Dead Rising leads to me spending too much time with that game.

DSGamer wrote:
I'll tally the numbers tonight. I will try setting up the league/sending out the invites tonight. Unless my purchase of Dead Rising leads to me spending too much time with that game. :)

Cool. Might want to edit the names from your first post with the additions of the post here
(i.e. Thin_J and frankiemumbles) just so we can easily see the folks added. And you might want to add Rabbit too. He seemed solid from the other list (to insure Grumpicus is added in case there is that 'even numbered' thing going on.). I mean I guess you could invite all those on that list, even if they haven't confirmed. They could just ignore the invite.

Thanks DS'!

Thanks, Donan. Updated per your help.

I'll find out tonight whether it's multiples of four or not. I have a hard time that would still be there. I think we all could accept 1 or 2 CPU games per season in order to have the other games be against humans. So I'll see what it lets us do. Right now we have 14. So hopefully that's fine. Otherwise it may force us to try to find two people or unfortunately drop two. I'll keep everyone up to date. If it doesn't force either scenario I'll just send out invites. If you're not on my friend list you may get a friend request. Hopefully you can add me. More later tonight.

If we find ourselves in need of more to fill it out (I'd rather do that than have to drop people), a friend of mine plays and is a good guy. He lurks in the forums, but has never registered.

He'd have no problem registering to be involved in the league if we need him.

Sounds great. In my experience so far, friends of Goodjers have generally been alright. So I'll let you guys know tonight.

Alright, tried to add a bunch of you guys to my friends' list. This should make it easier to put the league together. If you don't mind it would be helpful if everyone interested that didn't get a friend request could send me a PM, post to this thread with your Live account in your signature, or something so that I can make sure to get everyone who wants in.

EDIT: Looked into starting the league for real. It's multiples of 2. So 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, etc. will work fine.

Before I fire this up, do you guys want to weigh in briefly on any of the following options.

- The number of playoff teams
- Injuries on or off (something to think about since losing your gold QB carries more weight in this game than losing one of two decent QBs in another game)
- Quarter length?

The concensus seems to be 1 game per week. I have a list of people. Let's make a couple decisions (lest I dictate them ) and get this rolling.

Oh, and if you have a recommendation for a cool league name I would love to hear it.

Injuries on
Quarter length 6 min
8 playoff teams
NO Made up Players

DSGamer wrote:
Alright, tried to add a bunch of you guys to my friends' list. This should make it easier to put the league together. If you don't mind it would be helpful if everyone interested that didn't get a friend request could send me a PM, post to this thread with your Live account in your signature, or something so that I can make sure to get everyone who wants in.

EDIT: Looked into starting the league for real. It's multiples of 2. So 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, etc. will work fine.

Before I fire this up, do you guys want to weigh in briefly on any of the following options.

- The number of playoff teams
- Injuries on or off (something to think about since losing your gold QB carries more weight in this game than losing one of two decent QBs in another game)
- Quarter length?

The concensus seems to be 1 game per week. I have a list of people. Let's make a couple decisions (lest I dictate them ) and get this rolling.

Oh, and if you have a recommendation for a cool league name I would love to hear it.

Well I'm kind of new to all this, but having injuries is 'realistic' unless it would really make it uneven. But then maybe that is too 'hardcore' for us right now with this first run through. So maybe not.

8 minutes seem's a good length for Quarters. Game a week seem's good. No rush and folks can always play faster if the opportunity arises to do so.

But again, whatever the folks who do this allot think.

Name: Your 'Toe in the Water League' might be kinda of cool.

I like the 'Toe in the Water' moniker. Makes it sound as if we'll do another after this!

I think injuries on. It'll hurt if someone really important goes down, but I haven't seen too many injuries in the games I've played to make me think it's gonna' be ridiculous. Besides, that's football. (Now, having said that, my gold stars'll go down week 1.)

I think one game per week, though as admin, you should be aware you're gonna' have to cajole after the first few weeks of the season. We used to do a new thread per week in the old days, and Swampy ...Grump? (whoever was admin) had to get on people (myself included). Life gets in the way.

8 play-off teams sounds good...at or just above half the teams.

I initially voted for 6 minute quarters. I could see how 8 could be fun, but we don't want a game to take more than an hour (just thinking about real life).

DSGamer wrote:
I'm telling you, Earl Campbell can be stopped. Asign a defensive player to him and you can contain him. I haven't yet found a player that can't be stopped.

When I assigned players to him (silver star players no less, sometimes more than one!) he just ran them over. I don't think it matters too much though. I doubt any of us is as efficient with the running game as the computer can be.

I vote for 7 minute quarters. It's a mystical number.

Alright, most people are on my friend's list. So I will set it up tonight and begin sending out invites. Since this is the "Toe in the water" league, I'd like to get it started sooner rather than later and we'll just see how it goes. I'd like to see if we can't do a couple seasons, depending on interest. But we'll see how the first one goes.

I, for one, am excited.

I'll hook up the 360 tonight and make sure I'm on your friends list.

Grumpicus wrote:
I'll hook up the 360 tonight and make sure I'm on your friends list.

Cool. Even if you didn't (or someone else didn't get back to me) we're not starting the league yet. I just want take what I have as a rough number of participants, start sending out invites and then when it fills up I'll begin. I can't see any way else to do it as I've posted a few times already and this thread hasn't been flooded with responses as of yet. I would like to get started before Madden comes out. That way those who are really interested in doing a league, I assume will respond and we can get one going. Those who are only mildly interested... we can't wait until they try out Madden and bail anyway.

Big ups to DS for getting the ball rolling on this.

Bring it on bishes! (and by bishes I mean Baggachipz)

So we have a team. Go look for leagues. Due to character limit the first league is called...

GWJ Legends S1

PM me for the password. We can start joining and once the league is filled we can start. I had to choose between an 8 and 16 game season so I made the audible to go with 8 for now. I figured finishing a season, bragging rights, playoff games, etc. were all more important than a season that could go on for 4 months at worst. So I chose 8, hopefully you're all ready to deal with the Nigerian Nightmare.

Also, once you get the password for me (I guess that's how it works, not invites) go to "Join League" in XBox Live in APF 2k8 and hit the right bumper. Here you can type in GWJ and do a search. Our league will come up.

Also, this is kind of fun once you've joined.

http://2ksports.com/games/football2k8/

Hey guys, I will try to get signed up today. I just got back in town from KC. I am actually getting my gallbladder removed in about 3 hours. So I will try to get signed up as soon as possible, but it may be a day or two before I am ready to play.

Hey, this is the friend of Bean who lurks in the forums, but hasn't signed up at GWJ.

Now I have, and I am here, I am interested in a 2K8 Football League
-Kush

I can't even figure out how to join it. I go to leagues on the website, it says "Click here to join a league" and that just refreshes the exact same screen.

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